Ultrasonic Leaky Waves for Nondestructive Interface Characterization

  • T. M. Hsieh
  • M. Rosen


There has been a great deal of emphasis recently in the development of composite materials, specifically metal and ceramic matrix composites. These types of composite materials offer the advantages of being lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more resistant to creep and corrosion. However, because of the physical and chemical differences of the matrix and reinforcing agents the interface is plagued by chemical reactions and a high level of residual stress. This impedes the ability of the interface to bear and transfer load and results in fracture upon subsequent stress. Thus, the need for nondestructive characterization of interfaces is critical to the development of these high technology composite materials.


Longitudinal Wave Rayleigh Wave Mode Conversion Ceramic Matrix Composite Leaky Mode 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. Hsieh
    • 1
  • M. Rosen
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Industrial Quality, Inc.GaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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